Originally Posted by wobbly
US troops had already been pulled out of the worst hot zones in Viet Nam (they were not fighting out in the jungles & villages by then) before 1973, so Origins should place his and Victors recruitment by Styker before then. Judging by the location of what may be his first scene in the past he certainly isn't in the Jungles then at any rate.
So my guess is he is on an early solo mission for Stryker when his mind jumps back.
Bryan Singer has said this Is before wolverine meets Stryker In empire analyis of trailer.There Is big question mark Is Origins recruitment valid.Plus Origins made it look like the team X mission was shortly afterwords.
So I wouldn't worry too much If where wolverine Is at when mind switch happens In 1973 fits with Origins.